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2012 House Bill 5700: Increase personal income tax exemption

Public Act 224 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Rep. Holly Hughes (R) on May 29, 2012, to increase the personal income tax exemption from $3,700 to $3,950 on Oct. 1, 2012, and increase it to $4,000 on Jan. 1, 2014 (or more if there is high inflation).
    • Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on May 29, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on May 30, 2012, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Jon Switalski (D) on June 5, 2012, to tie-bar the bill to House Bill 5640, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 5640 would repeal the provision of Gov. Rick Snyder's tax reform and business tax cut that partially eliminated some of the state income tax exemptions for pension income. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 5, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Mark Meadows (D) on June 5, 2012, to authorize an additional personal tax exemption for senior citizens. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 5, 2012.
  2. Passed 107 to 2 in the House on June 6, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Motion by Rep. Jim Stamas (R) on June 6, 2012, to give immediate effect.
  4. The motion passed 106 to 3 in the House on June 6, 2012, to give the bill immediate effect.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on June 7, 2012.
    • Referred to the Senate Finance Committee on June 7, 2012.
      • Reported in the Senate on June 14, 2012, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Amendment offered in the Senate on June 14, 2012, to "annualize" the proposed partial-year increase of the exemption. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 14, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Coleman Young (D) on June 14, 2012, to increase the exemption to $4200 in 2013, and index it to inflation. The amendment failed 18 to 20 in the Senate on June 14, 2012.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Coleman Young (D) on June 14, 2012, to tie-bar the bill to Senate Bill 519, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. SB 519 would repeal the provision of Gov. Rick Snyder's tax reform and business tax cut that partially eliminated some of the state income tax exemptions for pension income. The amendment failed 18 to 20 in the Senate on June 14, 2012.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  6. Passed 32 to 6 in the Senate on June 14, 2012, to increase the personal income tax exemption from $3,700 to $3,950 on Oct. 1, 2012, and increase it to $4,000 on Jan. 1, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Received in the House on June 14, 2012.
  8. Passed 106 to 3 in the House on June 14, 2012, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  9. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 28, 2012.

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